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Today's News

  • Jacket booters fall in second-round play

    The Buford High men’s varsity team opened the Class AA Upper State soccer playoffs with a convincing 8-0 home win over Eau Claire on May 1.
    Senior Blaine Gossman had two goals, and added an assist. Junior Jesse Black also tallied twice for the Jackets. Seniors Jim Small, Nate Purser, and William Ingram each contributed a goal, and sophomore Logan Jaillette netted his first goal of his varsity career as he converted a penalty kick following an EC foul in the 18-yard box.
    Senior Bryton Davis also had a big hand in the scoring, adding four assists.

  • Buddy Crook Memorial race Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will honor one of the greatest to ever race at LMS in any division Saturday night.
    The late Buddy Crook is considered a dirt track racing legend at LMS and various other tracks.
    Crook will be honored Saturday with the MMSA Buddy Crook Memorial paying $4,000 to win. The MMSA is a traveling 4-cylinder series that travels all over North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
    The top 4-cylinder drivers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina are expected here Saturday night with one of the richest paydays they will see this season.

  • Lady Jackets blank AJ, stay alive

    KERSHAW _ Buford prevailed to keep its Class AA Upper State championship  hopes alive Wednesday at rival Andrew Jackson High School.
    The 17-9 Lady Jackets blanked Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School, 3-0 to keep their softball playoffs hopes going.
    BHS, the Region IV-AA runner-up to AJ this season, faced Landrum on Thursday when it needed two wins over the host Lady Cardinals to advance to the Class AA state title series.
    The Lady Jackets struck for a run in the second inning on Kayley Stroud’s run-scoring double.

  • Bonda expects battle Saturday

    Indian Land High School Lady Warriors soccer coach Mark Bonda said he expects his toughest match of the season Saturday when the ILHS girls go for their second straight Class AAA soccer championship.
    The Lady Warriors will battle Class AAA Lower State champion Bishop England, 15-2-1, in hopes of netting their second straight state crown Saturday at Irmo High School’s W.C. Hawkins Stadium.
    Kickoff is set for noon.

  • Bobcats end IL postseason run

    Seneca halted Indian Land High School’s postseason baseball hopes with a 3-0 win over the Warriors at the Bobcats’ field on Wednesday.
    Seneca, which defeated Indian Land, 13-6 Saturday in the double-elimination Class AAA Upper State title round, blanked the Warriors to end their season.
    The 15-8 Bobcats, the defending Class AAA Upstate champs, scored two runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth to take the win.
    A Jack Fassino double opened what proved to be Seneca’s winning rally in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Manhunt for killer in Kershaw

    Two people were shot, one fatally, while riding in a car just north of Kershaw early Thursday afternoon, causing the lockdown of two nearby schools as deputies conducted a manhunt for the shooter.
    “Right now, I just don’t want to guess at what happened,” said Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, still supervising the search at press time. “We’re processing everything, trying to piece it all together.”

  • Norrell to join Democratic gubernatorial ticket

    S.C. Rep. James Smith, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for governor, will announce today that Lancaster native Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell will join his ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor.
    Smith and Norrell have scheduled a joint campaign appearance for 2 p.m. today at the Springs House in downtown Lancaster to make the announcement after weeks of speculation, according to a campaign official who was not allowed to speak on the record.

  • Column: ‘Content farms’ are undermining true journalism

    In one of my darkest moments, I considered entering the content-writing market.
    I even reached out to a company and they offered me an assignment. They said 1,500 words in 48 hours on a topic I knew nothing about, complete with multiple interviews over the weekend. I told them no.
    One, there was simply no way I could line up all the interviews. Two, I’m an extremely fast writer, but two days for a 1,500-word assignment is insane.

  • Column: 1st Amendment, too, is under assault

    I read with amusement John P. Baker’s satirical guest column in last Wednesday’s Lancaster News. (Mr. Baker, an NRA supporter, proposed that if discussing curtailment of Second Amendment rights is appropriate, why not restrict the First Amendment?)
    However, after thinking about it, I concluded that his satire may have exposed something more sinister than he intended.  

  • IL Walmart adding home delivery

    Whether you need a carton of eggs or a lawnmower, your local Walmart is gearing up to serve you in a way it never has before.

    Starting May 17, the Indian Land Walmart, located at 10048 Charlotte Highway, will become the first store in South Carolina to offer home-delivery for nearly everything the retailer sells, said Heidi Welch, assistant manager of e-commerce.

    The only exceptions? Alcohol and apparel. Aside from that, the store will deliver groceries and anything else it has in stock – no matter how big or small, according to Welch.